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August 2017

CNPS Chapter Resources | August 2017

Hello CNPS chapter volunteers!
In this monthly e-mail, you will find chapter support updates and other resources from CNPS staff. Always feel free to contact us with questions and feedback! E-mail Becky Reilly, .

Thank you for all that you do for our native plants!

In this e-mail...
Chapter Posters at the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference
Revised Seller's Permit Guidelines
Your Feedback is Requested!
Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
This Month's FAQ!
Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

Admin page of
Chapter Resources E-mail Archive / Last Month's E-mail
Events calendar / How to add events
Event insurance information
Garden tour insurance information
Seller's permit information
Annual Calendar of Important Dates
How to host a Ditch Your Lawn workshop

Chapter Posters at the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference
Chapter posters are a critical component of the Conservation Conference, as they highlight all of the amazing work our organization does throughout California. Be a steward of your local chapter’s projects and initiatives by creating a poster! If you’d like to participate, please send us information about your poster by October 31 – details and guidelines are available at, or click here.

Revised Seller's Permit Guidelines
Based on your feedback, we have updated the seller’s permit guidelines available on the admin page of Please take a look as this revised document may help you better understand when and why you need a seller’s permit, how to get them (spoiler alert: it’s super easy!), and some other helpful tips. Click here for the PDF.

Your Feedback is Requested!
Help us create new case statements for CNPS that will be used on our website and in other materials! Please answer the questions below. In doing so, you can think of the entire history of CNPS, the span of time that you have been involved, or your particular program or interest only. We want to gather as many opinions and ideas as we can.

1. What do you think CNPS's greatest accomplishments have been?
2. What sets CNPS apart from other similar organizations?
3. What would be the impact if CNPS disappeared tomorrow?

Please forward these questions to anyone who you think may be able to help provide valuable feedback, and send your answers to by August 18. Thank you!

Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
Coming up this year: Wetland/Riparian Plant ID, August 28-30 in Sacramento; Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Releve, October 3-5 in Bodega Bay; and CEQA Impact Assessment, October 24-25 in Sacramento. Full details and registration information are available at! If your chapter would like to help spread the word, contact Becky Reilly, , for flyers, ads, or write-ups to include in your newsletters and more - any assistance is much appreciated!

This month's FAQ!
Q: How do I get insurance for my chapter's event?
A: First, check out the Event Insurance Guidelines to familiarize yourself with the process. For MOST events (check those guidelines first!), if you have been asked to provide insurance and your event will have less than 500 attendees, you will need to complete the Additional Insured/Certificate of Insurance Request Form and return it to Becky with a copy of your agreement, contract, or permit with the facility/agency. We will need both the completed form and a copy of your agreement before we can proceed. Please send these to Becky, , AT LEAST 6 weeks before your event.

Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

September 8-10, 2017
Kenwood (Sonoma County), CA

Why should I attend the Quarterly Meeting?
1. You will connect with, and learn from, other CNPS members and staff from around the state
2. You get to contribute to important decisions that impact our organization during the chapter council session, and learn about the projects that CNPS staff are working on
3. Through social events and field trips, you will meet like-minded people and get to know a new area of the state - it's fun!

Hope to see you there!


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